Tuesday, October 1, 2013

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make!

Halloween is definitely a time for treats.  With parties at school and parties at home sometimes we just need a little inspiration to break out of the box.  Here are 10 simple Halloween treats you can easily whip up at home.  They're spooktacular!

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make!



Monster Food:

All of these treats have one item in common, Wilton candy eyeballs.  Pick up a package and let your imagination do the rest.

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Monster Food
Image & Idea: thirty handmade days


Monster Cookies:

These monster cookies are actually made from a cake mix but you could use the same concept with your favourite sugar cookie recipe.  Add a little green food colouring to the batter and grab those candy eyeballs again.

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Monster Cookies
Image & Idea: Lil' Luna


Purple People Eaters:

These are definitely going to turn heads.  Believe it or not, they're simple to make.  Grab some marshmallows, coconut, chocolate melts, candy corn, candy eyes and coconut.  There are photo instructions so it couldn't be easier!

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Purple People Eaters
Image & Idea: See Vanessa Craft


Frankenstein Pudding Cups:

This is a great treat for the non-baker.  Instead of spending hours icing cupcakes or cookies, a Sharpie will become your best friend.  By simply tinting vanilla pudding with green food colouring and decorating clear plastic cups from the dollar store you can take something simple and make it frighteningly fantastic.  

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Frankenstein Pudding Cups
Image & Idea: A Turtle's Life for Me



Jello Jar Monsters:

The kids will love digging in to these.  They'd also be a fun party activity.  All you need is some packages of orange Jello, clear jars or bowls and candy to decorate.

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Jello Jar Monsters
Image & Idea: Echoes of Laughter


Frankenstein Treats:

A fun play on the traditional Rice Krispie square.  A little green food colouring and some candy eyes take them to the next level.  Lisa's free printable provides Frankenstein's hair.  Could it be any easier?

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Frankenstein Treats
Image & Idea: Lisa Storms


Cheater Jack-o-Lantern Cake Pops:

These may look complex but they couldn't be any easier.  By using donut holes (Timbits) you avoid the whole process of making the cake balls and I found they were denser so they were less likely to fall apart.  Have fun decorating them all to be different.  You know that no two Jack-o-Lanterns are alike, didn't you? 

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Cheater Jack-o-lantern cake pops
Image & Idea: Creative Mama on a Dime


Frank's Nuts & Bolts:

An edible container means no garbage - perfect for our litterless school.  A little black icing, candy eyes and pretzel sticks take ice cream cones and turn them into individual Frankenstein cups.  Fill them with Nuts n' Bolts or your favouite treat.

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Frank's Nuts & Bolts
Image & Idea: Parent's Magazine

Ghostly Treat Bags:

Not a great baker?  Fear not.  You can jazz up store bought treats and provide a little portion control by packing them in these adorable little goodie bags.  All you need is some googly eyes and glue.

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Ghostly Treat Bags
Image & Idea: Craft-o-Maniac


Creepy Hand:

This is sure to cause a few squeals as they are passed out.  What a creative way to hand out goody bags at a class party or on Halloween.

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Creepy Hand Goody Bag
Image & Idea: The Queen's Card Castle


Royal Icing Googly Eyes:

Can't get out to the store to buy those cute candy eyeballs you see in many of these ideas.  Make some at home with this simple recipe.

10 Simple Halloween Treats Anyone Can Make! - Royal Icing Googly Eyes
Image & Idea: How Does She


Halloween is a really fun time but preparing for it shouldn't be stressful.  I hope you'll try one of these ideas and have a Spooktacular Halloween!

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